Wednesday, 18 November 2015
South-East Asian Adventures: satay fondue in Melaka, Malaysia
After leaving Kuala Lumpur we spent one night in Melaka, which, twinned with George Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I'm not going to do a long post about Melaka because if I try to blog in detail about every place I'm visiting I'll never get out of the hotel lobbies! However I will say it was a lovely little town with a pretty river and a Dutch-influenced old centre that reminded me of Disneyland.
Have a gander:
A fondue, but instead of dipping things in a vat of melty cheese or chocolate, it's bubbling satay sauce! Amazing, right? (Apols for the awful pics - it's not exactly a meal that is crying out to be instagrammed.)
Satay fondue is a speciality in Melaka.
We went to a place that was simple, cheap and so far off the tourist track it could've been another town. Needless to say, we were the only non-locals.
It turns out Malaysian satay sauce is a lot spicier than British! I battled through the heat though, dunking chicken, tofu, bread and greens into the bubbling peanutty goodness.
And clearly loved it.
I just thought it was so different and interesting and a perfect example of why I love travelling... and why food is such a big part of travel!
Also, my whole dinner cost less than £1. Mind = blown.
Anyway I hope my pics have done some of the talking for me about Melaka. Next stop: Singapore! (Oh, I really liked Singapore.)
Anyone else tempted to recreate satay fondue at home?
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